A soft and sweet cocktail flavored with vanilla, pineapple, dark rum, and your choice of white wine. Best served on the rocks!

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About Star Gazer Wine Cocktail

Over the past few years, an old friend of mine has become sort of a wine connoisseur, and I can’t say that I blame him – wine is fun.

It’s always a great conversation piece, the right wine can completely transform a dish, and it’s the perfect drink to sip while socializing with friends.

My wine palate has also grown over the years, but I tend to be more in the sipping category.

I like to enjoy wine by itself, without any other flavors masking or altering it.

This tends to be where an old friend of mine and I disagree, since he likes his bold, punch-you-in-the-face reds to go with his meals while I want something more…  mild.

And while there are plenty of sweet reds I like to supplement our wine stock with, I’ve been trying to branch out to more into milder white wines (and, bonus: whites go great with seafood!).

I still haven’t found my go-to white wine yet, but I’ve found a few interesting wines along the way… and, well, also some not-so great wines.

Now, I know making a wine cocktail isn’t exactly the best way to appreciate a white wine – but it is a great way to use up that bottle of white wine that just didn’t have the taste I’m after.

I mean, this is just like any other cocktail, right?

Sometimes a drink just tastes better with a little help from something else.

Star Gazer Wine Cocktail! A soft and sweet cocktail flavored with vanilla, pineapple, dark rum, and your choice of white wine. Best served on the rocks! | HomemadeHooplah.com

The Star Gazer has a soft, sweet taste, thanks to the vanilla and pineapple combination (which I was skeptical about at first, but it’s actually quite good!).

Your choice of rum will also really impact the flavor of this drink, too – I used Goslings because I had it on hand from a cake I made last month and it turned out to be a good compliment.

I also liked squeezing the lime into the drink, but an old friend of mine didn’t – he didn’t care for the sweet & sour combo.

Actually, he would probably prefer to drink the white wine straight, nasty tasting or no, but he humored me with my wine cocktail experiments.

I don’t think I’ll ever graduate to the level of wino he’s obtained, so this is a perfect compromise for me as I (slowly) hunt for that perfect white wine.

How to measure this cocktail

This cocktail is written like a standard drink recipe, meaning that instead of an exact measurement (ex: 1 cup) the recipe will read “1 part.”

This can sometimes be a little confusing, but I’ve found the best way to think of it as this: Recipes that measure in parts usually mean it’s written so that you can adjust the size of the drink to whatever you want and the measurements they give you (1 part, 1/2 part, etc) are so you can keep the ratio of the ingredients correct.

For example, let’s say you wanted to make one drink – this typically means you’re using 1 standard shot glass for measuring. So then when the recipe says “1 part” you would interpret that amount as “1 standard shot glass” full. If the recipe says “1/2 part” you’d fill the shot glass halfway so that it’s “1/2 standard shot glass.” OR, let’s say you wanted to make enough drinks for a few friends. When making the drink you could interpret “1 part” as “1 cup” (or “1/2 part” to “1/2 cup.”)

This way the drink will taste the same no matter what size you make it.

What are the exact measurements for one drink?

In a hurry and want simple measurements for just one drink? No problem! Just use this as a guide:

  • 2 oz chardonnay
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 oz vanilla syrup
  • 1 oz pineapple juice

You can also select “Metric” measurements in the recipe card below to see these numbers.

Recipe Details

Star Gazer Wine Cocktail! A soft and sweet cocktail flavored with vanilla, pineapple, dark rum, and your choice of white wine. Best served on the rocks! | HomemadeHooplah.com
5 from 1 vote

Star Gazer Wine Cocktail

5 mins prep
172 kcal
Yields: 1 drink
A soft and sweet cocktail flavored with vanilla, pineapple, dark rum, and your choice of white wine. Best served on the rocks!

Ingredients 

  • 2 part chardonnay
  • 1 part dark rum
  • 1/2 part vanilla sryup
  • 1 lime wedge

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add chardonnay, dark rum, vanilla syrup, and pineapple juice and shake well.
  • Strain drink into a tall glass. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional).

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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41 comments

    • Chelsea

    YUM! Anything with vanilla + pineapple has me sold.

    • Rachel @ Simple Seasonal

    I was just trying to talk my an old friend of mine into making a pineapple cocktail out. I’ll be passing this one on to him. I’ll all be like, “honey, make me this! Now. Please!”

    • Denay DeGuzman

    I love your blog – it’s so darn cute! And what a fabulous cocktail. I just pinned it to my Pinterest board Beautiful Booze. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious cocktail inspiration. 🙂

    • Erin

    LOVE a wine cocktail. Why not? My go-to Chardonnay right now has been a Simi Chard. I don’t know if your an old friend of mine would approve, but my girlfriends have been loving it! Thanks for this. So many great flavors!

    • Thanks Erin! I’ll be sure to check out the Simi 😀

    • Kiano | Culinary Inspiration

    I’ve been loving these cocktail/vino mashups lately. Nothing like a balanced beverage diet 🙂

    • Lucy

    I’m obsessed with wine cocktails, and I looove pineapple, too. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try.

    • Lindsay AFM

    This cocktail sounds delightful!! Your photography is amazing.

    • Allison – Celebrating Sweets

    I am loving the combination of flavors here. I HAVE to try this. Pinned!

    • Thanks Allison! If you try it, I hope you love it 😀

    • Adria | The Emerald Palate

    What pretty picture! I’ve never had chardonnay in a cocktail, but I love prosecco. Need to try this!

    • Thanks Adria! I’ll have to try Prosecco 😀

    • Lauren

    Yep, I need this. I’m doing a no alcohol January and this is making it difficult. Two more weeks and I’m totally making it!

    • Two weeks will pass by before you know it… then you can celebrate! 😀

    • The Cuteness

    I LOVE wine cocktails, and champagne cocktails too. This sounds delicious, great recipe!

    • The Southern Thing

    OK this sounds amazing!! Pinning for later!

    • The Oracle

    The drink of champions! It sounds great.

    • Haha, I like the way you think 😀 Thanks!

    • Shadi

    I love all your cocktails! I have not even tried to make one! But this one has all my favorite tastes so I’m sure I’m going to make this!

    • 😀 I know, I’ve been on such a cocktail kick lately. This one was a bit unique, but turned out great – hope you like it if you try it!

    • Sola

    Any drink with pineapple is a drink for me! This looks incredible and it’s making me pretty excited for the weekend. I can’t wait to give this bad boy a try. 🙂

    • Thanks Sola! If you make it, I hope you love it 😀

    • Victoria

    Looks great!

    • Chrystie

    You had me at dark rum! 🙂 This looks like a drink I need to try! Pinning it for later 🙂

    • Dreammerin

    It sounds really amazing!! 😉 I need to try!

    • Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give

    This sounds absolutely amazing. Such a delicate and lovely flavor combination.

    • Ashley

    You just put all of my favorite things in a cocktail and I love you for it.